Art Quilts and Surface Design

Tidewater Studio

Jim Vander Noot

Quilt Artist and Surface Designer

A lifelong passion for fiber arts led me to quilting after many years of knitting, crochet, and cross-stitch.  I learned traditional quiltmaking while living in Houston in the late 1980’s and was quickly hooked.  Always one to experiment, I continue to explore a broad range of quilting techniques using graphic shapes and bold colors.  My quilts range from humorous cartoon-like works to abstract compositions to scenes inspired by the Maine coast.  Recently my focus has been fused applique accented by dense quilting and threadpainting, as well as wholecloth quilts from dyed and painted fabrics.

Several of my quilts incorporate my  own hand-dyed and hand-painted fabrics. In 2015 I began to explore the intricacies of ice and snow dyeing, producing a wide range of T-shirts and upcycled clothing. I also created painted and dyed art cloth, which is offered for sale on

A part time resident of St. George, ME, Jim also lives in West Chester, PA with his wife and daughter.


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